Regular cannabis consumers who are struggling to conceive may want to lay off the pre-pregnancy pot, according to a new study from the Oregon National Primate Research Center at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU).
The results indicated that regularly consuming THC, for even a short period of time, can have a profound effect on the monkeys’ female reproductive functions.
“In just a short time period, we observed irregularity in the animals’ reproductive cycles,” lead author Jamie Lo, M.D., MCR, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at OHSU School of Medicine, and Division of Reproductive & Developmental Sciences at the Oregon National Primate Research Center, said in a statement.
“Overall, menstrual periods were longer in duration, and levels of follicle-stimulating hormone, one of the critical regulators for the body’s reproductive function, increased. These factors suggest the strong potential for
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